It’s not so much the losing, it’s the overall direction of the team.
According to the most recent SB Nation Reacts survey, 47 percent of Kings fans are confident the team is headed in the right direction. That’s down from 72 percent last week and 75 percent two weeks ago. The Kings have lost seven games in a row, but it’s unclear as to whether that was by design since the team deliberately tried to upgrade its bench and didn’t trade any of its best players at the deadline, so there is natural concern about what exactly the team is doing.
In addition to a push for the playoffs, NBA players are jockeying for position in the awards races. This year more than most, health has become a major factor in deciding who deserves to win awards like the MVP and Rookie of the Year.
According to a vast majority of fans, being able to stay healthy and be available should be a major factor in deciding awards. Tyrese Haliburton doesn’t necessarily feel the same. He has an opportunity to make a push for rookie of the year with LaMelo Ball on the shelf, but isn’t interested in earning the hardware that way.
No matter the stars currently on the roster, NBA teams are always looking to add the next young superstar. There are a group of players under the age of 25 that have clearly separated themselves from the pack.
According to fans nationally, 55 percent would most want to add Luka Dončić to their current roster. Behind the Dallas star, 21 percent picked Zion Williamson, 13 percent went with Jayson Tatum and 11 percent for Devin Booker. The De’Aaron Fox disrespect continues.
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